5 January 1944

January 1944

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Italy

Lieutenant-General Sir Oliver Leese appointed commander of the British 8th Army

5th Army begins its final assault on the Winter Line, to the east of Cassino

War at Sea

USS Omaha (CL-4) and USS Jouett (DD-396) spot the German blockade runner Burgenland carrying rubber to Germany. The Omaha opens fire and sinks her.

 


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 5 January 1944, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1944_01_05.html

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